Level 1 Information

Updated: 22 March 2021

What does Level 1 mean for the University of Waikato?

  • We will continue providing face-to-face teaching and online options (see below).
  • Contact tracing and increased cleaning around our campuses continue.
  • There will be more flexibility with events held on campus.
  • If you’re sick, stay home and keep up good hygiene.

Teaching and class information

  • Teaching and classes remain the same. If you can’t come to campus, you won’t miss out as we will offer online learning options.
  • You can attend your tutorials, workshops, seminars, and lab classes face-to-face. But if you can’t, in most cases, you will be able to access these online.
  • Lecture material will be recorded for students to access remotely and flexibly.
  • FLEXI papers are available and allow you to learn both face-to-face (on campus) and online, giving you lots of flexibility as to where and how you learn during the trimester. Assessment will be available online for FLEXI papers.
  • Students unable to attend exams in person will be provided alternative means of assessment. Please contact your lecturer about this.

Contact tracing continues

  • At Level 1 please continue to Check In Before You Step In (when using University facilities) and use the NZ Covid Tracer App (in non-University businesses) around campus.
  • The University QR codes are not compatible with the NZ Covid Tracer app, so please use both systems.
  • If you have questions about the QR systems on campus, see our Q&A.

Campus facilities

  • University facilities such as computer labs, the Library, UniRec, shops and cafes are available as normal.
  • Safety measures like contact tracing, increased cleaning of shared areas, and hand sanitiser around campus continue at Level 1.

Masks/face coverings

  • On public transport including planes, face coverings are no longer mandatory, but they are encouraged.
  • Face coverings are also encouraged indoors where physical distancing isn't possible.

Regional bus transport and Kaimai Shuttle services

  • Students and staff on the University’s regional bus services and Kaimai Shuttle are not required to wear face coverings, but are welcome to do so if they wish.

Support services

Our support services for students will be available both on campus and remotely, depending on your needs. Find out more.